Lorrha Notes



Rathcabbin Players go on stage with their hilarious comedy “The Two Loves Of Gabriel Foley” from Thursday 24th to Sunday 27th and the following week-end from Friday February 1st to Sunday 3rd at 8.30p.m. sharp. For booking call (087) 2360096 between 6.00 and 9.00p.m. please.  Pictured here is Gabriel Foley (Tadhg Nevin) who takes the main role.


Drama in Lorrha.

Lorrha variety group presents an amateur production of “Wanted one body” by Raymond Dyer. Directed by Mary Hynes the play will be staged in Lorrha Community Hall on the 18th 19th & 20th January at8.30pm.

Greenacres – family home to the late Charles Barraclough and the icing on the cake for his future heirs. But who stands to inherit his millions and will it be by foul means or fair? Family and faithful servants wait with baited breath to hear the last will and testament, only to discover that this death holds nothing but surprises! As the flood waters rise, confusion reigns and the body count increases in this farcical chiller. It’s a classic whodunnit, with mysterious long lost relatives, brooding butlers and Hector (the faithful family guinea pig!) Who will be the next victim, and is Charles Barraclough really even dead? Only time will tell… WANTED – one body! … But whose will it be?

St Ruadhan’s Active Retirement Association.

 On Wednesday 9th we welcomed members back to our weekly meetings. We are now planning our activities for 2013. If you would like to join us, come to Lorrha Hall any Wednesday at 2.30p.m. On Wednesday 16th we plan to show a video. All members welcome. Happy new year to everyone.

Public Meeting.

Anyone interested in getting involved in the organizing of a St. Patrick’s Day parade on Sunday 17th March in Rathcabbin is asked to attend a meeting in Des Clancy’s house in Derry Close on Friday night 18th at9.00p.m.


Sympathy is extended to Margaret Kelly and family Lorrha on the recent death of her brother John. May he rest in peace.

Unite For Life Vigil.

On Saturday 19th there will be a “Unite for Life Vigil” held inMerrion SquareDublin at4.30p.m. This will most likely be the last opportunity people will have to send a message to the Government not to legislate for abortion as they plan to do in early 2013. The purpose of the vigil is to clear up some of the confusion that has arisen between necessary medical interventions in pregnancy to safeguard the mother’s life and induced abortion, where the goal of the procedure is to end the life of the baby. Right now those campaigning for abortion have skillfully managed to blur the distinction between abortion and necessary medical treatments in pregnancy. The organizers of the Vigil for Life strongly urge everyone to make every effort to attend the vigil. Now is the time to make your voice heard in defence of life and you are asked to spread the word to family, friends and everyone you know. For any queries about this event, please call Denise on (087) 2668702. Posters and candles for use during the vigil will be provided on the day.


Mary McGeeney is hoping to put a committee together to organize a Lorrha N.S.re-union  which will include the classes from the 1950’s and 1960’s and to run as part of the Lorrha & Dorrha Heritage Festival which will take place from June 19th to 24th.  If you are a past pupil from Lorrha N.S. of that time and is interested in helping, please contact her at (067) 22164 or (087) 9167594.

Hilarious Comedy.

Rehearsals are in full swing down Rathcabbin way for the forthcoming comedy by the local drama group “The Two Loves of Gabriel Foley” by play write Jimmy Keary. The play will be staged in Rathcabbin Hall from Thursday night January 24th to Sunday night 27th. at 8.30p.m. and the following week-end for three nights Friday Feb 1st to Sunday 3rd. If you plan on traveling, it is vital that you book your seat by calling (087) 2360096 between 6.00 and 9.00 pm only please.  So make it a date for Rathcabbin Hall and you won’t be disappointed.


Tony Hogan, his girlfriend Sinead and all the Hogan family would like to express their sincere gratitude and thanks to everyone who has helped them since Tony’s accident. The level of support received was overwhelming and was deeply appreciated.

Operation Transformation.

Operation Transformation National Walk is taking place in Aglish onSaturday 19th January 2013starting at2pmfrom Aglish Village Hall , registration starts at1pm.  Everybody is more than welcome and the walk is designed to suit everybody and is buggy friendly, NO DOGS are permitted on the walk (except Guide Dogs) and refreshments will be available to everybody afterwards.  Highlights of the walk will be shown on Operation Transformation next Tuesday and Wednesday night.

Team Cian Barn Dance – St Patricks Night.

Team Cian is a committe and fund set up to support Cian Connolly, son of Sid and Edel(empire hair salon Portumna),.
Cian is currently undergoing treatment at our lady’s children’s hospital Crumlin. Yeee Haaa calling all cowboys and cowgirls to join us at our annual barn dance, which this year is for Team Cian, dust off your cowboy hats, root out your check shirts and join us for a rootin tootin hoedown, for one night only in our 80ft Marquee aka the barn at the Ferry Inn!!fill your boots with our free BBQ and then grab your partner by the hand as HOT FUSS take to the stage and guarantee to have ya’ll swinging from the rafters!fill your boot with our free BBQ and round off the night with a hoe-down to the thigh slapping tunes of DJ GAVO!!,Mark your Diary’s, Tickets on sale soon,
Any interested volunteers/sponsorship for the Team Cian committee/fund are most welcome,, please contact Theresa 0876851116 or Ann 0876407920.

Until the next Time.

A wonderful old Irish tradition was given a new lease of life for the new year by The Ferry Inn, Lorrha,  when Theresa sent out an SOS to all women to “STUFF THE TURKEY GIRLS, ITS TIME TO PARTY”  The women took over the bar for the night and the men were relegated to the back makeshift bar where they stole the occasional glimpse of the stylish ladies enjoying their testosterone free night.

Nollaig na mBann was revived when mothers, daughters, sisters and friends took the night off and indulged themselves with a night of pampering pleasure including Hairstyling, Health and Beauty treatments, Manicures, Indian head massage, Fashion, jewelry and much, much more. Theresa pulled out all the stops on the night and created an event full of ambience and atmosphere.  Guests were greeted at the red carpet event with a glass of champagne and got to meet and catch up with neighbours and friends.  Food was provided throughout the evening ranging from savoury canapés to desserts and cupcakes satisfying the most discerning of palates. The ladies danced the night away to their favourite 80’s tunes.

Theresa would like to thank all the ladies who attended and supported the event,  thanks to all the businesses who provided treatments on the night, Empire hair salon, Escape, Eternal beauty, cupcakes by Lisa, Ladies day, Aloe Vera skincare, Licorice health shop, Ruby Rose jewellery, Carmel Porter interiors, Nutralife, and Wiltrid and Trish treatments. Special thanks goes to Ann Moore Dagg,  Michelle Reynolds, Carmel Porter and Maureen Curran for all their support leading up to the and on the night of the event,,,

Until next year, Same time, Same place Au Revoir xx

 Smile Awhile.

Paddy phones an ambulance because his mate’s been hit by a car.

Paddy: ‘Get an ambulance here quick, he’s bleeding from his nose and ears and I think both his legs are broken.’
Operator: ‘What is your location sir?’

Paddy: ‘Outside number 28 Eucalyptus Street

Operator: ‘How do you spell that sir?’

Silence…. and after a  minute.    Operator: ‘Are you there sir?’  More silence and another minute later. Operator: ‘Sir, can you hear me?’  This goes on for another few minutes until….    Operator: ‘Sir, please answer me. Can you still hear me?’
Paddy: ‘Yes, sorry bout dat…
I couldn’t spell eucalyptus, so I just dragged him round to number3 Oak Street ‘

Many thanks to all of you for sharing your jokes with readers. It’s truly amazing the amount of emails received in praise of ‘Smile Awhile’.  So do keep the jokes coming!!